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it's. not. a long awaited reunion and we held what are called scheme meets his family in berlin after president putin pardons him on humanitarian grounds. plus the pentagon fails to account for an eight point five trillion dollar black hole in its budget as washington seems unable to rein in defense spending. egypt's ousted president mohamed morsi faces new charges this time over a twenty eleven jailbreak while his supporters of all ages are being thrown behind bars. for the first time in my life that the child is locked up in the military treason for having a ruling. party follows a story of an egyptian schoolboy who was sent to prison over his show of support for the country's deposed leader.
and for joining me this hour i'm lucy count for nothing you're watching our team on to our top story now me what are called ski has been reunited with his family in the german capital he greeted experiments outside the hotel where he's currently staying the former oil magnate arrived in berlin just hours after his release from a russian jail following president putin's pardon artie's peter all of our reports . make out how to close his first full day of freedom was a day of for unification with family. his son pavel you've flown from new york told us that the whole family is being reunited or that they were all very happy thrilled to be here and weren't germany today because my father is free. my family was fine when you got. and we're very very happy with us here and i think you can
hear people say to me how what a caused his mother and father had flown here from moscow now his mother has been here in berlin quite a quite a lot in the recent past she has been receiving cancer treatment here and a bill in city hospital in fact to shock to me as didn't come believe i'm going to see him now i feel like it's one of my regular visits the whole reason behind because of course he being granted the presidential pardon on humanitarian grounds was the the ill health of his mother so they have been reunited here in the hotel just behind me the press secretary of the russian president dmitry peskov now he said that the khodorkovsky remains a russian citizen he is a russian citizen he's free to return to russia whenever he would like and live there should he want to you also said that he's he's free to stay here in germany should he want to as well it's is pretty much as simple as that and no peskov also
outlined the letters that were written by her to call ski to vladimir putin he said there was to one of them was a personal letter to president putin the of the was the official petition to be to be released from prison and that it was that petition that resulted in him receiving this pardon is released on humanitarian grounds to the former german foreign minister hands the ticket genscher missed again she seems to have been instrumental in making sure that he killed come here the german chancellor in a statement from the chancellor spokesperson anglo merkel spokesperson she paid she paid her tribute to the work done by mr genscher in this set and bringing her to cope skee here to germany and she also praised the work done by the german government behind the scenes in making this possible and welcomed me how to cope ski here to germany. where he is just behind me in the out alone hotel now enjoying his family reunion. well political analyst and expert on russian german relations
alexander rar was one of the first people to greet the former tycoon on german soil speaking to r t he shared some of his impressions about their first meeting in ten years his face didn't change in the past ten years i haven't seen him for ten years . i think he didn't lose his humor he. he still. in a very strong mood to i would say i don't know i don't think that he is going to involve him in politics but it's my personal opinion that mr or also took that told us that it was neither a mystery nor a surprise that the one time all the dark chose to head to berlin. the reason why we came to germany is very simple because his mother is here in hospital she's very very sick and this is not a secret and asked to release him because he wants to meet
his mother before it's too late and. as it happens. here. when the sunrise but she's in germany. left on to germany for russia but of course she's no. politician paul hamm poll from the euro skeptic alternative for germany party told us why he thinks joyed such a warm welcome in berlin. the people germany don't know very little about. i mean he was known as an audit guy who had been put on trial in russia and send him to jail for the last ten years that is all you know the people in the west and would have forgotten so quickly what has happened after the break of the soviet union the fall of the soviet union i mean it was in times of boris yeltsin there
were the. taking over of power and where most influential in russia president putin came and you know be criticizing today the influence of the ukraine for example but we welcome somebody a representative of the group who is being imprisoned russia i think that to the first message is to the russian people as well that you have no influence on russian policy anymore since the last ten years. i mean how how he will be getting his first news conference on sunday at. we will of course we'll bring it to you live on the air line at r.t. dot com meanwhile the live updates section on the web site the latest photos video and analysis from. the pentagon has secured. three hundred thirty billion dollars budget for next year even though it's failed to account for the money that it's received since one thousand nine hundred six now a whopping eight and a half trillion dollars of taxpayer cash has gone to defense programs none of which
have been audited the so-called black budget has sparked concerns over potential fraud as can reports. the pentagon is almost certainly the biggest source of waste in the u.s. government the reuters investigation says since one thousand nine hundred ninety six the pentagon has spent eight point five trillion dollars in taxpayer money that has never been accounted for and nobody can say for sure how many billions of that amount were wasted on goods and services that were never delivered on over payments to contractors and many other things what does congress do about it nothing and national security experts the miles here you see here with me to help us crunch the these numbers eight and a half trillion dollars on accounting for a lot of money this is the kind of thing that you would think would bring capitol hill to a screeching halt they would be hearing this kind of almost daily you know various committees looking into it none of that just leaves for massive waste and there can be all sorts of fraud that you don't know about just one example when the inspector
general looked at iraq which was you know a lot of money but in the grand scheme just the fortune of the money the u.s. spends what they found was about fifty billion dollars of the money the u.s. spent there was wasted about six billion dollars was completely lost they had no idea where it was completely on accounted for and put that in perspective that's about the amount of money that other countries would spend on their defense in a year total and that's just the least pocket change that we lost in the couch one thing at found very interesting in this report is that the pentagon apparently using a standard operating procedure to enter false numbers or so-called logs to cover lost or missing information in their accounting in order to submit a balanced budget to treasury so they could write he knew everything in this probably the most shocking part of this is that they get to the end of the day and they say oh there's money missing what do we do we'll just put a number in there that says it's there and we'll sort it out later i mean again this is this is the type of operating practice that if you did it in your own business if you try to do it with your own taxes for the government they haul you
off to jail what contributes to the massive waste is the fact that for two decades the pentagon has dodged in all. which means nobody checked if the numbers in their accounting made sense congress has just passed the budget that allocates around six hundred thirty billion dollars to the pentagon roughly the same amount as last year how much of that will be wasted taxpayers will never know in washington i'm going to check on our team. well earlier we talked to retired u.s. army colonel douglas macgregor he's not the majority of americans don't realize the amount of taxpayer money that's being squandered in the defense budget if americans were really aware and most american citizens simply are not aware if they understood how many trillions of dollars have been lost in the defense budget how much of it has nothing to do with defense how much of it in no way supports the soldier sailor airman or marine who is actually organized trained and equipped to
fight for the country they would be furious because if we could recover those losses we could probably reduce the national debt rather substantially again it's a function of the people on the hill the people in congress the president they have to be pressured by the electorate and the electorate can do that and the electorate can demand accountability but the electorate hasn't well u.s. intelligence expert gordon duff says lawmakers have become increasingly corrupted by their times to the military industry. we have so many defense entities that have gained so much power in washington over the past ten years certainly the i consider the phony war on terror as been an opportunity for the defense industry to buy congress the pentagon it works much like the federal reserve we have overt and covert policies we have so many black budget budget projects
including nuclear weapons development projects that when dark is early as one nine hundred ninety one we have heard of none of the advances we know that were achieved during the strategic defense initiative in the eighty's and ninety's the ows of all gone dark but they're continuing to eat funds and we're watching much of the military budget used for sustaining a top heavy military and air force for every third person is a general. well in a few minutes here on r t curbing the festivities. the lose. the scottish capital works against public order during the holiday season introducing special patrols to help those taking their celebrations a bit too far. also three olympic titles ten world championship gold medals that's the record of legendary ice hockey goalie vladislav
tretiak and he's still in good shape as you'll see in a second part of our program will tell you about his important mission in sochi this weekend. largest consumer of the season and i see it with me in the country is the federal government to simply say this property of the united states government look at this the united states suffered image when it was done public has to realize you can't just buy. your own just throw it away this is a good plan for instance belongs to the united states environmental protection agency and i found this on a dump site here this is are here it's not a waste of a low enough plant that produces of these little i have to should be able to pull
that at least i believe the vision responsible for the approach from cradle to grave. fatal from mexico department of mental health. to merge trying to cooperate are all but also belongs to the washington metro area transit authority properties of a dentist aids page trend and trademark office. welcome back new charges have been filed against egypt's former president mohamed morsy and he's suspected of involvement in a prison break and the killing of police officers during the twentieth of an uprising against hosni mubarak protesters meanwhile continued to be swept up in a government crackdown we're age it seems doesn't matter are true has a story of a fifteen year old boy who's languishing behind bars. mohamed buckra waits at home
for the return of his fifteen year old son ok that jailed for taking a pro morsi ruler to school teaches notified the authorities when they saw the fourth think it symbol which commemorates the bloody august dispersal of sit ins in support egypt's ousted president. the first time in my life that the child is locked up in the military prison for having a ruler through seven and the rest warrants out for me for inciting my son to take the ruler to closs but even if they look my son are probably ready to keep fighting islamist supporters of morsi like mohammed say they are in hiding fearful of showing any allegiance to the oust of muslim brotherhood president. since they cleared the sit in some men started shaving their beards and the women to go off their new cabs anyone who is against the coup just don't sleep in their own homes they spend nights at friends or even in barns they're not even arresting are to this but normal people the checkpoints because they look like islamists with a beard even the simplest expression of support for mohamed morsi like
a piece of stationery puts people in danger both from the communities and the state hundreds of morsy supporters have been arrested and many face trial after july's overthrow by the military security forces say the crackdown is necessary to secure the country but human rights organizations say it's part of a wider clampdown on i the military backed government is determined to enforce new legislation banning protests without police permits so now leading secular activists are on trial to. and begin. again to let you know the breakdown of political activists is normal and natural because it's easy to accuse them of working for a foreign agency and charge them with treason or attacking people even killing them is part of a political game played by the state. the government insists on restricting and controlling demos to keep the peace but egypt's dissidents are determined to keep
protesting no matter the consequences. for our team for shaikh. well this is a photo of college in his classroom apparently shot of a mobile phone giving the four fingered salute as you can see right here in the us for very having that symbol on his stationery that he was arrested for well all of muhammad is the chairperson of the british egyptians for democracy and she weighs in on this and other arrests. this fifteen year old child along with many many children are now placed in prison just because they have things simple symbol it's a symbol was framed is only a yellow background and he's actually placed in an adult sitting alongside suds and rapists and criminals in fact this is actually outrageous what we're seeing is the military jamie. going up so everybody is mad because a child is reminding its of its atrocities and the clear violations of human rights
are taking place and as as you know at the moment there are many many children as well some of them we know about some we don't know anything about because once they're in prison and you don't get access to a lawyer or medical attention. well the secrets of f.b.i. interrogations are now available to the public after the agent who literally wrote the book on interview techniques submitted his work for copyright protection find out why he wanted to make it public on our website. and also on our t. dot com catch what's been called the wiki leaks road movie media stamkos about the trials and tribulations of getting weeks into the press. and you're coming along the bank you call it fake i just like to.
have you with us here on t.v. today i roll researcher. well the first of two spacewalks to replace a broken cooling pump has been completed without a hitch at the international space station it took a pair of nasa astronaut over five hours to finish the repairs patrick fuller the founder of capital science connections explained to the details and the danger is that the mission equipment involved takes heat from all of the electronic equipment inside the space station and transfers it outside the space station radiating away to space there are two units that can do that and one of them has failed that means that the astronauts on board have had to shut down
a lot of non critical upper races there so the thing is functioning perfectly all right but of course if the second unit were to fail that would mean that they were into a really critical situation where they couldn't call the space station properly and they would likely have to abandon it it is obviously scrupulously maintained and monitored piece of equipment and there is an argument to say that within reason the longer that something is functioning and functioning satisfactory the safer it is so the risks here are well understood and well controlled but clearly as the thing ages as the equipment on board starts to get older and older and potentially malfunctions there is inevitably going to come a point where the international space station will have to be abandoned and the question is really in everyone's mind i guess whether anyone would ever build such
a thing again. moving on to some other world news now we begin in germany where violent clashes have erupted between police and protesters. thousands reacted with anger when police moved to you picked people from a left wing cultural center in homework protesters hurled objects at police who responded with water cannon leaving dozens injured the cultural center has been occupied by refugees for over twenty years but the building is now under threat of collapse. new details have emerged about the crash last month of an airliner in namibia that killed thirty three pardon me all thirty three people on board investigators claim the captain the walked him self in the cockpit before intentionally bringing the plane down his motives remain unclear and a probe into the incident is continuing.
violence across iraq has left at least twenty eight people dead dozens more injured the deadliest incident saw at least eighteen soldiers killed in a bomb blast during an operation against al qaeda linked fighters in the anbar province among the victims were high ranking officers r t is keeping track of the violence in iraq in a special project you can find our website. thailand's main opposition party has announced it will boycott february snap elections amid a deepening political crisis in the country earlier this month the prime minister called for a vote in a bid to end a weeks of mass anti-government protests demonstrators demanded her resignation saying that she is a puppet of her brother the controversial former leader. holiday season in the scottish capital even burke is now in full flow and so is the alcohol which accompanies it special patrols and so-called booze buses are being deployed to
maintain public order and to help those celebrating a little bit too hard or too sour for three ports. in the streets and pubs of edinburgh and the festive spirit is alive and well as the rudest and with the city's bars and he tells filling up the holiday season provides a much needed boost for the local economy. it was. right it was the right way. the scottish new year is known as hogmanay and the celebrations held in the city of renowned around the world of being the hottest ticket. it's labelled basically we have the tradition is that you're go round the houses and you take your ticket but last a whisky and some gold to keep you warm and wish to have a drink and i think new year's eve was invented by the scots but it's not cause for celebration ambulance and police start it's
a busy period and it isn't prayer this year a number of schemes have been put in place to try and provide support for the people here corson a little too mary safety zones and to say called these buses will be an operation to try to take the strain off the local services the scottish ambulance service says the buses will be there to treat those who suffered a minor injury or have simply overindulged so as the city gears up for a busy holiday season and as that midnight countdown is party goes here in edinburgh was to try and enjoy the spirit of the event just easy on the spirit was . there a firth r.t. edinburgh was. one of the most anticipated competitions at the winter olympics in sochi as ice hockey the tournament and what's going to be key to the action is the
parks which have been presented to the public by a man who even in a sixty's still knows how to deal with them better than most. this is how i would go. like this i'm ready to shoot. i haven't lost it. it's impossible to score when try checkers and. as you can see a legendary goalie bloodiest who won three elim big tournaments and ten world championship medals for the soviet team is still in good shape he was at the black sea resort helping to make sure everything is ready for faceoff when the action starts including the poxy just saw the teams they will of course have to get to know them very well if they want to take a limpid gold come february. well do stay with us up next in our international we have terra blight
a film that explores the toxic legacy of computers that have been thrown in the trash but if you're in the u.k. the so-called wiki leaks road movie media stand you can see behind me about the risks faced by whistleblowers. there calling obama's happy smiling sophie photo with the danish and british prime ministers at the mandela funeral an international incident but before we rail on obama for doing something stupid a funeral we need to clear one thing up the washington post says that this action occurred at the memorial service after the funeral was over and trust me after about three hours of serious lectures at a conference or some sort of super long wedding most of us would just be banging our heads against the wall out of boredom and i'd probably check my email about seven times obama's place know i said most of us but the president isn't supposed
to be like most of us because he represents all of us it's one thing when you're fourteen and too stupid to realize that selfie photos at the wake after grampa's funeral is a bad idea but it's another thing entirely when one of the most photographed and powerful people on the planet takes a selfie at the memorial service of someone he claims to respect although i might sound annoyed this sophie is pretty much irrelevant this is just a big error of etiquette there are plenty of real concrete things with real consequences to be bad at obama over like our being religious wacko rebels in syria or signing into law the n.b.a. i wish with all my heart that we only had to be angry with obama over some minor etiquette errors but sadly they're just a drop in the obama bucket but that's just my opinion. of the. moment. and only
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every truck is almost like christmas a year ago a gigabyte was coming for. by some like top line but now we're talking by to be on you know who knows what next year is going to break so big thing also is the size of the hard drives a year ago a terabyte was kind of something that was brand new very very expensive some of our desktops come built in with a terabyte drive you can buy drives up to two terabytes and for those who didn't know it's a thousand gigabytes so that's well to terabyte and i don't think they'd take it for granted i think it's just mainstream it's almost like get a drink walk it's like there's my computers my glass of water it's just something going in the really think about new technology that said there's something for everybody you know people still like the desktops but they want to small people still want to like the laptops that they want to make so they're kind of changing over to that as well and make it a more today is a very important day we have a lot of we have a lot of gray.